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Fast expanding Kingdom Bank propels Kenya’s Coop- Bank

By  James Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya’s Cooperative Bank continued to scale the heights of corporate excellence as 2022 entered its last quarter buoyed by the remarkable performance of its new subsidiary Kingdom Bank. Top management is now projecting at least Sh300 million pre-tax profit this financial year, riding on a confidence boost after being acquired […]

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NEWS

Let’s re-examine “EACOP noise” 

By Samuel Obedgiu. I don’t want to sound like a broken record by reiterating the fact that the European MEPs passed a resolution condemning the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) for human rights abuses. This won’t be the first action taken against oil sector agreements. Before the word EACOP even made it to our […]

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LABOUR

Global journalists condemn Uganda over Computer Misuse Law

By Our Reporters. Global Journalists and Human Rights organisations have condemned Uganda  for enacting a draconian Computer Misuse law which violates fundamental human rights. A cross section of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) affiliates castigated Uganda government for duping nationals with good provisions enshrined in the Constitution that gurantee  freedom of expression, Press Freedom, access […]

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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies three Ugandan parks

By Our Reporter. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a government agency responsible for the management and protection of wildlife in and outside protected areas, obtained the FSC (www.FSC.org) forest management certificate for three national parks. With a combined area of 211,100 ha, the three parks—Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP), and […]

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LABOUR

Dangers of sexual harassment at workplace

By Hon Agnes Kunihira Abwoli, Female Workers MP. The    effects of sexual    harassment can be categorized into physiological, psychological and in career related effects.  Sexual harassment in employment interferes with work when it is made a condition of employment or created an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. It causes physiological reactions to the person […]

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LABOUR

Role of trade unions in protecting domestic workers

By Hon Charles Bakkabulinde, Workers’ MP. The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines a domestic as “a wage earner working in a private household, under whatever method and period of remuneration, who may be employed by one or several employers who receive no pecuniary gain from this work”. The domestic worker (household helper or domestic aid) […]

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POLITICS

UAGNDA @60: Uganda’s Political History

By  Our Reporters. Uganda gained independence on October 9th, 1962. Since 1894 the country was a British protectorate that was put together from some very organized kingdoms and chieftaincies that inhabited the lake regions of central Africa. At independence, Dr. Milton Apollo Obote, also leader of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) became the first Prime […]

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NEWS

Uganda opposition castigates gov’t over abductions

By Daniel Bakalangudde. The Opposition in Parliament has threatened to disrupt  proceedings in the House if the government does not produce their missing members. Oppostion Shadow Minister for Defense and Security Hon Derrick Nyeko said they are tired of government’s empty promises.   He said Government promised them that they would stop the abductions of […]

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POLITICS

Uganda@60: Kampala still city of rumours

By Jamesa Wafula in Nairobi. It was Uganda’s founding Prime Minister and later President for a total of 15 years, the late Dr. Apolo Milton Obote who once described Kampala as a city of seven rumours a day. That was in 1968 two years after Obote government troops led by army commander Colonel Idi Amin […]

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LABOUR

UJU – IFJ workshop demands labour rights

By  Our Reporters. The Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) in collaboration with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) under the Union to Union (UTU) Project 2022 held a two- day seminar on Digital Organising, Trade Union Reform and Youth Recruitment from 13 – 14 October, at Holiday Express hotel, in Kampala, Uganda. The Guest Speaker at […]